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Ohio University Sport Management Series

The Ohio University Sport Management Series is a collaboration between the award-winning Sport Management Program at Ohio University and Ohio University Press.

Edited by Professors Heather Lawrence (Ohio University) and Norm O’Reilly (University of Guelph), this series includes topics on professional, collegiate, Olympic, and grassroots sports.

The books in the series cover a wide range of topics and provide up-to-date and accessibly written information and deep content about the business of sports, tactical preparation for career and leadership positions, and key insights into sports management.

Authors include leading academics and influential industry executives.

Aimed at professionals, athletes, coaches, industry stakeholders and anyone else interested in the value of sport and sport education, the Ohio University Sport Management Series aims to provide readers with knowledge on all aspects and many of the key issues in the field.


Heather Lawrence
Professor of Sports Administration
Ohio University College of Business

Norm O’Reilly
Director, International Institute for Sport Business & Leadership
Professor, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
University of Guelph


Cover of '20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes'

20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes
By Rick Burton, Jake Hirshman, Norm O'Reilly, Andy Dolich, and Heather Lawrence
· Foreword by Stan Wilcox
· Afterword by Christopher J. Parker

More than 99 percent of student-athletes will go pro in something other than sports. This book is for those college athletes, their advisors, and their families. It provides advice and insights for the typical student-athlete on how to navigate the college experience and name, image, and licensing rights and to prepare for life after graduation.

Education | Professional Development · Business & Economics | Careers · Sports & Recreation | Essays


Cover of 'Alternative Models of Sports Development in America'

Alternative Models of Sports Development in America
Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health
By B. David Ridpath
· Foreword by Tom Farrey

B. David Ridpath offers clear steps to address the exploitative entanglement of sports and education in America and to create a new status quo. He lays out four possible alternative models that draw various elements from academic, athletic, and European approaches.

Higher Education · Sports · Public Health · Business and Economics

Cover of '20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro'

20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro
By Rick Burton, Jake Hirshman, Norm O'Reilly, Andy Dolich, and Heather Lawrence
· Foreword by Oliver Luck
· Afterword by Pat O'Conner

The vast majority of student-athletes dreaming of athletic stardom won’t make it to the pros. Yet, the discipline and skills they’ve developed while balancing a sport and academics make them ideally suited for satisfying careers elsewhere.In

Career Development · Sports · Guide